Nesteroff article brings pride to war hero’s son

I would like to thank Greg Nesteroff on a job very well done on his two excellent articles

I would like to thank Greg Nesteroff on a job very well done on his two excellent articles (“Kootenay soldiers families reunite after seven decades,” February 8 and “Kootenay war bond cemented,” February 15).

A big thank you to Greg who made it possible for me to visit Ron Cox who served under my dad, Lt. Denis Huscroft, at Little Tobruk during the last few weeks of World War II.

During that time Mr. Cox was one of very few brave men to see my dad alive. He was killed in action short weeks after. Mr. Cox told me of that night dying to get into that German camp to capture a prisoner of war — being spotted, machine gun fire, running for his life, trying to get out alive. To you, Mr. Cox, thank you so much for sharing your memories of my dad with me, memories I will never forget.

To you again for the sacrifice you and brave men like you made so that my generation, my son’s generation, and his son’s generation can live in peace in such a wonderful country as Canada. To Greg again, your article made me so proud of my dad and so proud to be able to talk to a soldier who served with him.

George Huscroft



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